AC/DC Gets Back To ‘Black’ On New Album


August 22, 2008

After an eight-year layoff from the studio, AC/DC storms back this fall with “Black Ice,” a 15-track extravaganza that frequently echoes the down-and-dirty rock’n’roll of its iconic 1980 album “Back in Black.”

Due Oct. 20 exclusively in Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores as well as, the set opens with the single “Rock’n’Roll Train,” a riffy blast sure to please longtime fans. The track goes to U.S. radio Aug. 28.

Elsewhere, “Big Jack” nods to the vintage major-key rocker “Who Made Who,” while “Wheels” is a hands-in-the-air nod to old favorites such as “Highway to Hell” and “Givin’ the Dog a Bone.”

Frontman Brian Johnson is in fine form on tracks like “War Machine” (“Better watch your back and cover your tracks!,” he warns), the sparse “Decibel,” partially sung in his deep, natural voice, and the anthemic “Anything Goes.”

“Black Ice” ends with its title track, an old-school blues rocker that finds Johnson growling, “I’ll gouge your eyes out.”

The group will begin an extensive world tour in October, with dates to be announced.

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